At Eagan Immigration, we know how difficult it is to navigate the United States’ complex immigration laws.

Eagan Immigration handles a wide-range of immigration cases. We specialize in obtaining permanent residence (green cards) for spouses of U.S. citizens in even the most complex situations. We have extensive experience litigating in Immigration Court, and Attorney Lauren Eagan previously worked as a liaison to the USCIS Office in Fairfax, which serves residents of Washington, DC and Northern Virginia.

Our entire staff is fluent in Spanish and English, and we have worked with clients from 31 different countries.

Each member of our team has experienced the immigration process firsthand or with a family member, so we truly understand how complex and stressful the U.S. immigration process is. Our goal is to make it as easy as possible for you. From the moment you hire us, our entire team is available to answer all of your questions, guide you throughout the process, and ensure you always know exactly what is happening in your case.

Professional

Our clients are important to us, and we provide high-quality service in every case.

Creative

We use creative solutions to overcome even the most difficult immigration challenges.

Efficient

Your time is important, and your case is our priority.

Trustworthy

We work hard to provide the best outcome for you and your family.

Awards & Recognitions

Lauren Eagan

Founder & Managing Attorney

Lauren Eagan is the Founder and Managing Attorney at Eagan Immigration. Ms. Eagan’s practice encompasses all areas of immigration law, with a special focus on obtaining permanent residence (green cards) for foreign spouses of U.S. citizens – even in the most complex cases. She is fluent in Spanish and has worked with individuals and companies from more than 30 different countries.

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Ms. Eagan practices family-based immigration, with a special focus on obtaining permanent residence for foreign spouses of U.S. citizens. However, she particularly enjoys complex and innovative cases, including cases requiring waivers, criminal analysis, and other challenging factors. She also advises clients in business immigration matters, including J-1 visas, H-1B visas, and PERM labor certifications.

Ms. Eagan also has extensive experience representing the vulnerable populations, including asylum-seekers, refugees, victims of violent crimes, and survivors of domestic violence. Ms. Eagan has represented asylum seekers from around the world, including  Central America, the former Soviet Union, and the Middle East. She has litigated cutting-edge asylum claims based on gender-motivated violence, LGBT status, and gang violence, among many others. Ms. Eagan has extensive experience in Violence Against Women Act cases and U visas, and she feels fortunate to have been of service to many individuals and families who have thrived after facing terrifying and violent situations.

Ms. Eagan is an experienced litigator who frequently represents clients in Immigration Court for any and all types of relief available to them. She has helped many clients obtain grants of asylum, withholding of removal, relief under the Convention Against Torture, 212(c) relief, adjustment of status, cancellation of removal, and termination of removal proceedings. She maintains excellent relationships with her counterparts in government and is exceptionally skillful at negotiating positive solutions for clients with ICE prosecutors.

 Ms. Eagan is a member of the District of Columbia Bar and the State Bar of California and is licensed to practice law before the Court of Appeals of the District of Columbia, the Supreme Court of California, the Department of Homeland Security, and Immigration Courts nationwide.  She is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and its Washington D.C. and San Diego chapters. She is fully bilingual in Spanish, and she frequently gives presentations and workshops in the community and for professional organizations on various topics in immigration and nationality law in both English and Spanish.

Education
Juris Doctor, 2011
University of San Diego School of Law
San Diego, California

Bachelor of Arts in Economics, 2007
Bachelor of Arts in Spanish, 2007
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington

Honors & Awards
Washingtonian Top Lawyer in Washington, DC, December 2018
Washingtonian Top Lawyer in Washington, DC, December 2017
Super Lawyers 2017 Washington DC Rising Stars
2014 – 2015 Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll, High Honors
2014 – 2015 AILA Pro Bono Champion

Kaitlyn O’Shaughnessy

Associate Attorney

Kaitlyn O’Shaughnessy is an associate attorney at Eagan Immigration where she handles humanitarian and family-based immigration cases. She earned her law degree at McGill University. She is a member of the New York Bar and is licensed to practice before immigration courts nationwide and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

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Ms. O’Shaughnessy has worked for Amnesty International USA and private law firms and government in Canada and the United States. In previous roles, she worked on self-government negotiations between government and indigenous groups and focused on the creation of culturally relevant child-welfare policies for indigenous governments. Prior to joining Eagan Immigration, Ms. O’Shaughnessy researched gender based violence and lobbied Congress for legislation protecting migrant women from violence for Amnesty International USA. She then worked for a local immigration law firm where she had a robust humanitarian and family-based immigration practice.

Ms O’Shaughnessy has significant experience representing individuals in humanitarian immigration claims, including asylum, withholding of removal, and relief under the convention against torture. She has represented political activists, those fleeing forced marriage and other forms of gender-based violence, those fleeing gang violence, and members of the LGBTQ community from all over the world. She is particularly skilled at representing children and teenagers. Her practice also includes family based immigration claims, bond for detained individuals, and immigration assistance for those with criminal records.

Ms. O’Shaughnessy serves as a pro bono attorney for the Torture Abolition and Survivors Support Coalition and is a member of the Amnesty International USA women’s human rights coordination group. She speaks English, French, and basic Spanish. She enjoys international travel and has visited over 30 countries.

Education
Bachelor of Laws (LLB), 2015
Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL), 2015
McGill University Faculty of Law
Montreal, Quebec

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, 2012
Bachelor of Arts in Geography, 2012
McGill University
Montreal, Quebec

Marcela Velasquez

Client Care Specialist

Marcela Velasquez is the Client Care Specialist at Eagan Immigration. She is responsible for scheduling appointments, speaking to clients, managing billing, and other office duties.

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Marcela was born and raised in Virginia and is the daughter of immigrants; Her father is from El Salvador and her mother is from Colombia. Marcela’s parents raised her with an example of hard work after starting their own construction company from scratch in the United States. Marcela has worked and studied throughout Virginia, including in Northern Virginia and Richmond. She has experience in various industries, including the restaurant industry, security, and the administrative field. She hopes to return to school to complete a degree in Liberal Arts while still working with Eagan Immigration.

 Marcela enjoys working with the immigrant community and is excited to use her heritage as the daughter of immigrants to help other families like hers. Marcela enjoys spending time with her family, playing with her dog, Gus, and trying out new restaurants.

Leslie Aparicio

Legal Assisstant

Leslie Aparicio is the Legal Assistant at Eagan Immigration where she has the pleasure of meeting the clients at first glance to begin their Immigration journey. As the legal assistant, Ms. Aparicio takes initiative in remaining communicative with clients to ensure their needs are being met. Ms. Aparicio has been serving at the firm since mid April 2017.

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Born in Fairfax, Virginia from a family of Salvadoran immigrants, Ms. Aparicio moved quite frequently from city to city in the northern Virginia region finally settling in Woodbridge, Virginia to gain more experience in the law field.

Ms. Aparicio landed her first position at a law firm in the end of 2015 at the law firm of Rodriguez & Sanabria PLLC. As the Receptionist, she gained sufficient exposure in the law field contributing to day to day tasks such as answering phone calls, scheduling appointments, and billing.

As time progressed, she became more interested in the Immigration field giving her an opportunity to learn more about cases such as Asylum, SIJS and Adjustment of status, Naturalization, and U-Visa. At the law firm she also had the advantage of acquiring client intake as well as case determination along with the help of the attorney.

Ms. Aparicio is currently enrolled at the Northern Virginia Community college where she plans to graduate with a Liberal Arts degree and transfer to George Mason Univeristy. During her free time, Leslie enjoys volunteering at her local church, visiting new places, and spending time with family.

Pablo Ugalde

Legal Assisstant

Born and raised in New York City to parents from Ecuador, Pablo moved to Northern Virginia with his family after finishing high school. In college, he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations, and also studied in Brazil for a semester. He then lived in Ecuador for four years, before moving back to Virginia permanently in 2007.

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As a son and later as the husband of an immigrant, he is keenly aware of how immigration laws and issues affect all of us, not just immigrants themselves, on a day to day basis. Pablo has previously worked as a translator and interpreter and through his work has become very familiar with the challenges and struggles that immigrants face.

As a Legal Assistant at Eagan Immigration since April 2019, Pablo works directly with clients, interviewing them and asking them questions about their cases, following up with them periodically, and guiding them through the processing of their paperwork. Pablo enjoys talking to clients, getting to know them and learning more about them in order to better assist them.

Pablo is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese, and enjoys studying and learning about foreign languages. In his spare time, he loves swimming and spending time with his family and friends, including his best furry friend, Simba.

Nancy Gomez

Paralegal

Nancy was born in San Diego, California, at the age of 8 her family moved to Washington State. Nancy is the daughter of immigrants, born to a Mexican mother and Colombian father. Being raised by just her mother, since a young age – Nancy was taught to work hard and be proud of her heritage.

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Nancy’s grandparents worked most of their lives in the fields of California and Washington State picking vegetables, fruits and tulips. Nancy grew up close with her maternal Mexican grandparents, listening to their stories of when they marched closely alongside Cesar Chavez during the farm workers movement in the 1960s. Growing up hearing these stories of struggle and triumph, Nancy quickly became passionate about serving her Hispanic community.

At age 10, she became the first Mexican Tulip Ambassador of Skagit County, Washington where she was the first ambassador to visit the farm workers who picked the tulips. She served in the leadership of her school’s Latino Clubs and her church. In 2010, Nancy began her first job as an immigration legal assistant for a law firm in Washington State. She briefly worked in nonprofits as an advocate serving victims of domestic violence and sexual assault but her heart pulled her back to continue serving immigrants as a paralegal in immigration law. With almost 10 years of experience in immigration law, she continues to be passionate about serving immigrants. Nancy has an associate’s degree in Psychology and is currently completing her bachelor’s degree in Sociology.

Nancy is married with two children, currently living in Austin Texas. In her free time, she enjoys cooking for her family, reading and traveling around the world with her husband. She has already visited 15 countries!